Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused mainly by dental plaque. Plaque (thin film that accumulates on a daily basis) must be removed with tooth brushing and flossing. Otherwise, it can cause the appearance of tartar (hard deposit that accumulates on teeth and dentures) and gingivitis, which can be without pain.
- Gums and healthy bones allow the teeth to hold strongly in place.
- The dental plaque accumulates between the teeth and under the gums line, causing, at the onset of gingivitis, sensitivity, inflammation and bleeding of the gums.
- During the first phases of the peridontite tissue that attaches the gums to the teeth is destroyed, casing the retraction of the gums and forming pockets in which dental plaque accumulates more and more.
- At an advanced phase, the plaque penetrates up to the root of the teeth, the pockets deepen even more and the bones begin to deteriorate. The teeth loosen and fall out or must be removed by a dentist.
The warning signs of gum disease
The common signs of gum disease may include the following symptoms : gums bleeding during brushing or the use of dental floss – swollen and sensitive gums – persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth – sensation of pressure between the teeth after eating. However, gum disease can exist without any visible warning sign has appeared. In fact, in the first phases of their development, they may not cause pain or discomfort.
Prevention of gum disease
The key to prevention is to control the plaque, which means three things : the first is to reduce your intake of sugary foods since the plaque develops with the sugar. The second is to properly remove every day dental plaque accumulated, especially between your teeth and your gums line. The third is to visit a dentist regularly so that it removes calcium deposits.
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POSTOPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GRAFTS
- Avoid intense physical activity for 2 to 3 days following the surgery.
- Light bleeding at the treated site is normal within the first 24 hours, tinting the saliva. Avoid rinsing vigorously.
- Swellingafter surgery is predictable for 48 to 72 hours. It can be reduced by applying ice immediately return home. 20 Minutes alternating with and 20 minutes without ice for two hours is recommended.
- A soft diet is recommended for the first 24 hours, and then a semi-soft diet may be repeated for the week.
- Avoid tobacco and alcohol for the first 24 hours.
- If a periodontal bandage is placed at the treatment site, it should remain in place for one week. It will be removed at the same time as the stitches. If however, he became mobile, remove it gently and simply take care not to traumatize the site.
- Avoid brushing the site during the week. However, toothbrush and floss are used normally to other sites in the mouth. Rinsing with warm salty water is also recommended.
- The postoperative complications are rare in periodontal surgery. But if a problem occurs, do not hesitate to contact us.